I think this was the first real mix tape that I ever made. I made it especially for a New Year’s Eve Party I was throwing in 1996. I made a few tapes so that I could just let the tape play and entertain my guest at the house party.
I don’t have a scanner so I tried taking a photo of the paper insert but it didn’t turn out. I created this tracklist using MS Paint so you get an idea of what the tape looked like.
I used to make tapes all the time but this was the first one I made using two CD players and a mixer. The songs blend into each other and there is never a fade out or a second of silence. This mix kept the party moving.
I’m listening to it right now. It’s amazing how these tapes can take you right back. I used to love making these tapes. It was almost more fun making them than it was listening to them. Now I don’t really make tapes anymore. I can quickly put a mix CD together on my computer but I can’t mix and blend the songs. It’s not the same thing.
That’s why I love my old mix tapes and still listen to them.
Anyway, here’s the track list for this tape “Keepers Vol. 1: No Garbage Here.”
GARBAGE – Queer
OASIS – Wonderwall
HAYDEN – Bad as They Seem
LUNIZ – I Got 5 on It
JUNIOR MAFIA – Get Money
WC & The MAAD CIRCLE – The One
Green Day – Brain Stew
AFGHAN WHIGS – Fountain & Fairfax
ALANIS MORISSETTE – Hand in Pocket
SOUL ASYLUM – Just Like Anyone
LISA LOEB – Do You Sleep
superGARAGE – Keep
GARBAGE – Vow
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Tonight
PHARCYDE – Bullshit
DAS EFX – Mic Masters
GZA – Killa Hills 10304
ONYX – Live Niguz
MISUNDERSTOOD – I Try
DEADLINE – Friend in Me
ODDS – Truth Untold
LISA LOEB – Taffy
THUG LIFE – How Long Will They Mourn Me
GANGSTARR – Mass Appeal
Do you remember some of these songs? You might not know some of the Canadian bands on here, but these songs really rock. I wish I could transport this tape into my computer somehow so you could listen along with me. I really like this tape. And it started my collection of Keeper Tapes.
Sony HF 90 minutes cassettes were the best! Stay tuned, I might share some more of my mixtapes here in the future.